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Royal Oak Poynings

The Street, Poynings, West Sussex, Poynings, West Sussex, BN45 7AQ
A pub offering good 'brasserie-style' dishes, plus summer barbecue events in their spacious garden - with spendid views over the Downs.

Starters or Light Meals include the likes of 'Home-made Soup with Warm Ciabatta'; 'Tuna, Watercress & Parmesan Cakes' (with Spinach and Rocket Salad & Chili Jam); Potted Selsey Crab' and 'Oriental Duck Spring Rolls' (with Plum Dipping Sauce).

Sandwich Platters - such as 'Chilied Sardine Fillets, Tomato & Mozzarella on Open Ciabatta' - can easily be shared between two with more modest appetites.

Mains include old-fashioned pub favourites, such as 'Whole-tail Scampi' and 'Cod & Chips', but is mainly composed of modern dishes - perhaps 'Baked Portobello Mushrooms, stuffed with Chilied Ratatouille & Feta'; 'Beef, Ale and Chestnut Mushroom Pie'; 'Pan-roasted Rump of Lamb with Celeriac Mash, Roasted Root Vegetables & Port Jus' and 'Seared Fresh Tuna Loin Steak' (on a classic Nicoise salad).

Leave room for one of their well-executed desserts. However, cheeses are disappointingly generic - something labelled 'Mature Cheddar', and tasting of the block variety, doesn't measure up to the rest of the operation - even if it is listed on a blackboard!

Wi-Fi internet access is an added bonus.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
  • Lunch: all week; 12.00-14.00; (Sat & Sun 12.00-21.30); mains from about £12 to £19
  • Dinner: all week; 18.00-21.30 (Sat & Sun 12.00-21.30); mains from about £12 to £19
  • Wine: a short, but adequate, list has modest mark-ups
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, with difficulty, phone ahead if possible
  • Nearest station: Brighton (10 miles)
  • Directions: See the map at the top of the page - or take the A23 London road out of Brighton, then A281 (sign-posted Henfield); then sign to Poynings at mini-roundabout. Pub is on right in hamlet.
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: enquire about Christmas openings
  • Outside eating

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( 3 out of 5 average rating)

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Mon 20th February 2012 by Alan Phillips

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Not much.

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We had a table booked for 6 adults and 2 four year olds for Sunday Lunch at 1 o

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Tel: 01273-857 389
Fax: 01273-857202
Address: The Street, Poynings, West Sussex, Poynings, West Sussex, BN45 7AQ
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